(03-13-2017 10:14 AM)MplsBison Wrote:
(03-12-2017 09:49 PM)MWC Tex Wrote: One thing that is happening now and will be more prevalent in the very near future is that cell data plans are becoming unlimited and no cap for high speed.
That is absolutely not happening now, nor will it ever.
Read the fine print. Even land-line service does not provide infinite data per month. At some ___ GB, you start paying a fee.
The following axiom should serve these types of discussions well going forward: if it costs land-line ISP providers $X per GB delivered, then it costs wireless service provides $N*X per GB delivered, where N is some positive number that could well be in the hundreds, or higher! Don't know it exactly, but you get the idea.
It's just so laughable that some people actually believe all land-line service to people's homes (let alone businesses) will vaporize into thin air in the next 10 years, replaced entirely by phones.
Zero percent chance.
(03-12-2017 09:49 PM)MWC Tex Wrote: ESPN watch and ESPN 3 won't capture that increasing market because they require a cable/satellite subscription.
WatchESPN is just an app for devices, and I'm pretty sure they already have iOS and Android apps. Anyone with the appropriate login can use that app to access ESPN/2/U/News content as well as ESPN3 content.
Why would that be any different in your mythical "all wireless" world??
Dude....its starting already.
Ok sure you get 22Gb of data/line at LTE speed before the prioritize customers during network congestion, but if there isn't any, then you still get LTE speed past that. That is unheard of and soon ATT, T-Mobile with up them with a larger data cap and then it will basically become unlimited.
With the compression for HD video for mobile, it will take while reach that 22Gb vs a land-line internet that doesn't.
I stream a lot with my ATT DSL Internet plan and ATT up the cap so much that I don't even reach now. They used to put a 250 Gb and charge extra for going over that if it was consistent for 3 months. Now just 1 1/2 years ago they upped it to a 1Tb cap. As much streaming my household does with PSVUE/Netflix/Internet videos etc...I don't even come close. The most I have reached is 350Gb for the month, it is basically unlimited.
Here in Amarillo, TX I have 2 choice of wireless internet for my home with unlimited data.
Sure you may not get the 50mpbs+ speeds (...yet), but they are new companies that are offering comparable to DSL speeds via cell towers. Competition will eventually bring prices down and speeds up. So yes, if wireless cellular is becoming more available, what do you think the big cell companies are offering/or will be able to offer in the future.
I'm not saying 5 years from now land-line internet will disappear completely, it will still be around but the greater of percentage of customers with only a phone data plan will be increasing and 5 years from now Verizon et. al. will be competing to offer better and better plans with higher caps/speed that it won't be as necessary to have wi-fi from home or public spaces.
OTA TV won't be going anywhere also, in fact, with the cord cutting, they are getting more viewers available. When some 20 year old wants to watch a show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO...they'll just watch wherever they are from their phone. If they are at home they'll just mirror it to the TV.
Oh...and as for your Watch ESPN comment...yes they have apps for iOS and Andriod, except in order to access the games, you need to login with your cable provider....how does that happen when you don't have cable?